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Hiking Gunstock Mountain in Gilford NH – Views of Lake Winnipesaukee

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Gunstock Mountain is an awesome ski destination in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It features incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Ossipee Range and even Mount Washington. If you are looking for some fantastic views in a quick ascent, this is a great option.

Distance: 2.2 Miles Round Trip (1.77 km)
Height: 2,245 feet (684 meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet (347 meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours

Trails

Gunstock Mountain Trail – 2.2 Miles round Trip – 1,148 Feet Elevation Gain

There are various ways to summit Gunstock, but the most popular and direct route to the summit is the Gunstock Mountain Trail located on Carriage Road in Gilford.

The Gunstock Mountain trail trailhead is located off of Carriage Road in Gilford (directions below), while the brook trail is located at Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Parking lot.

Other routes include the Brook Trail, the overlook trail, and the ridge trail from Mount Rowe.

Brook Trail – 3.2 Miles Round Trip – 1,270 Feet Elevation Gain

This route begins at the Gunstock Mountain ski area parking and heads up near ski trails and does cross a few. This is an awesome route that features views on the way up, as well as at the summit.

Trail Map

Gunstock Hiking Trail Map

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Belknap Range Trail Maps

Alternate Routes

Hikers may also choose to hike Mount Rowe with Gunstock in a 4.7 mile loops.

Directions

To Gunstock Mountain Trailhead

To Brook Trail

Weather Forecast

Laconia, NH

Today
Isolated rain showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight
Isolated rain showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday
A chance of rain showers between 8am and 5pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday
A chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night
A chance of rain showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday
A slight chance of rain showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Gunstock Mountain Summit

Photos Courtesy of Gunnar Stecher

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, backcountry skier, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued climbed all of the Colorado 14ers, is always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about

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